Welcome to Aaron Delwiche

Flush with the recent influx of capital from an unnamed philanthropist-cum-power-leveling-service, we've gone on a massive buying spree for new talent. We're hoping that they'll boost our rankings in time for the eventual sale of the franchise and the announcement of a new stadium built in Second Life using the tax dollars of North Freeport residents.

Aaron Delwiche, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Trinity University is the first of our new draft picks, and we're tickled to have him. He is the head of the New Media Studies minor at Trinity, and focuses on youth culture, gaming, and global civil society. Anyone who knows anything in this space will recognize him as the teacher behind the wonderful class on qualitative research methods to explore virtual worlds, which we have featured before. (Last year's class concentrated on World of Warcraft, this year's class is using Everquest II as a starting point). Apart from the article referenced off to the side, he also writes a bi-monthly gaming column for the San Antonio Current with material like this.

Now we know that you are all concerned about recent problems with sports players and unacceptable behavior. Aaron passed the drug test (the test did find trace amounts of [Rumsey Rum], but the doctor didn't know what that was) however we're committed to full background checks as a result of that unfortunate incident with Julian Dibbell and the...well, never mind.

So, we've had a private detective on Aaron's case for the last 6 months and here is what she dug up:

We also asked Aaron to take our standard psychological test, which is to say the Dungeons and Dragons Multiphasic. Aaron came back as a Chaotic Good Elf Mage. We're prepared to overlook this.

Welcome Aaron. We're delighted to have you. (Oh, and you can send me Winona's number either by email or IM. Do you recall if she likes flowers or chocolates?)

Comments on Welcome to Aaron Delwiche:

Michael Chui says:

Aaron came back as a Chaotic Good Elf Mage.

I always come back Chaotic Good, but I can never remember my race/profession. In retrospect, I suspect this has to do with the fact that I'm ideologically stubborn, but racially and occupationally apathetic. =P Except the whole undergrad thing.

Welcome, Aaron. Good to have you.

Posted Apr 18, 2006 12:55:16 PM | link

JiK says:

You're in the midst of nowhere a droplet in a mist, you musta typed in something weird this URL, it don't exist.

link has an extra set of endquotes.

Posted Apr 18, 2006 1:19:33 PM | link

Dmitri Williams says:

Welcome! So glad you passed the Total Information Awareness Program screening!

Posted Apr 18, 2006 2:01:41 PM | link

Dan Hunter says:

Thanks JiK. Fixed the broken link.

Posted Apr 18, 2006 2:44:35 PM | link

Thomas Malaby says:

Welcome, Aaron!
/waves (laundered) paisley diaper over head in celebration!

Posted Apr 18, 2006 3:23:26 PM | link